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The Arts

"All Arts for all children"


The Bedford Visual and Performing Arts Department is committed to providing an arts education that prepares students for an aesthetically enriched adulthood in a culturally diverse society.

Creating, performing and responding to the arts are essential to the well-rounded education of all children and vital to full human development. 

Uniquely, the study of music, art, theatre and dance carries its own set of technical skills, academic content and thought processes.  These skills increase critical thinking ability, concentration, self-discipline and cooperative learning.  The result is an overall student achievement.

Our faculty is committed to a quality Arts education for each and every child.

Dr. Paul Tooker - Coordinator, K-12 Performing Arts (914) 241-6184 ptooker1090@bcsdny.org

Heather Kranz - Coordinator, K-12 Visual Arts (914) 241-6189 hkranz0584@bcsdny.org


FOR ADDITIONAL DEPARTMENT INFORMATION, PLEASE CHOOSE A TAB UNDER VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS TO THE LEFT